This weeks ice cream was made on request by my boss. Unfortunately for her, we are currently social distancing at home, which means I am eating it. I have to say, it’s quite delicious (sorry).
In all fairness, I have been wanting to make a maple ice cream for a while as an ode to Canada (which at the moment, I am extremely thankful to be in). While the maple alone is delicious, the walnuts really bring it over the edge. If you are out of walnuts, I think pecans would be great as well. I recommend pairing it with some pancakes or crepes.
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
0.3 cup sugar
0.5 cup maple syrup
0.5 cup walnuts (or two handfuls)
Put the walnuts in a food processor and grind until they are finely chopped. You still want some small chunks, don’t let them turn to dust!
In a bowl create the base by combining the heavy cream, milk, sugar, and maple syrup. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the base to your ice cream maker and churn to the manufactures instructions.
Once the ice cream has fully formed, slowly fold in the walnuts.
Refrigerate for a few hours.
Serve and enjoy!